Friday, April 24, 2009

Book Excerpt of the Day

“In the eleventh hour, United Artists requested a theme song [for Thunderball] that fit the bill lyrically to maximize exposure. Having struggled with the general concept of a ‘thunderball’, John Barry and Don Black rushed to complete the explosive theme in time for the movie’s release. Singer Tom Jones delivered in one take and blacked out after belting the final high note.”

– from Chapter 2: Spy Symphonies of Kristopher Spencer’s Film and Television Scores, 1950-1979

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